The "pack vs. rack" poll made me think of this. There's a more direct bike friendly route to work but I typically avoid it. Why? One reason that there are too many cyclists on it and it slows me down. I was thinking of taking it anyway to get a better sample for the poll, but I ended up not doing it because I was in a hurry.
On the one hand I'd be very pleased and proud if our city were to pull off such a major cultural shift. On the other hand, I might just hate commuting by bike in places like Amsterdam where they crawl along at 8 to 15 mph. I love being able to open it up and feel like I've gotten a good workout. And yes, I like feeling like I'm not just another sheep doing whatever everybody else does.